Being a fighter takes a special combination of skill and will, power and finesse and an unmatched physical and mental toughness. Boxing requires a resolve to not only survive, but thrive in any situation you’re faced with. From technique to tenacity, these are the most important characteristics of any great fighter.
If you’re like most fighters or coaches, then you’ve either said it or heard it said a thousand times…”Keep your elbows in”. It may sound basic, but the benefit of making this simple adjustment is anything but. What you can gain with this one, simple adjustment may have more complexities, but also more benefits than [...]
Although there are certainly life lessons and traditional rules of etiquette that apply to all situations, there are a handful of seemingly good habits that can work against you in the boxing ring. What you do in life, how you conduct yourself day-to-day, doesn’t always mesh well with what you need to practice in the [...]
There are many bits of advice that are too long to be considered tips and too short to write an entire feature about. In spite of that, they are still important information to remember. In no particular order and somewhat random, here they are…
Balance is key in fighting. You want to stay on the balls of your feet, not on your heels. This way you will always be in punching position and able to respond quickly and move easier. It also allows you to rotate your feet generating punching power. Blydell Martin is currently a boxing trainer with [...]
Keep your chin down and eyes up. This will protect you from getting hit in the soft spot which is the nose, eyes, and mouth. You want your opponent to hit you in the forehead region which is the hardest part of the head. More importantly keeping your chin tucked and hands up will protect [...]
Keep your eyes open and on your opponent at all times. It is the punch that you don’t see that is the most dangerous, and the one that knocks you out. Blydell Martin is currently a boxing trainer with TITLE Boxing Club in Olathe, KS.
Sit down on your punches. Use your legs and core to generate punching power. Slightly squat, drop your buttocks down, bend your legs while throwing power punches. Make sure you turn your waist and pivot your foot. Using your legs will make your punches more effective. Blydell Martin is currently a boxing trainer with TITLE [...]
The right hand lead, left hook is a great weapon against and unconventional fighter (south paw) Position your front foot to the left and outside of your opponents front foot to avoid their power hand and make it easier to defend against their jab. Once you are at this angle you can deliver a powerful [...]
When it comes to boxing training, there isn’t a more basic piece of equipment than the slipping cord. Made up of rubber cord or a simple piece of rope, it is simple, inexpensive and easy-to-use, yet it has dynamic applications to boxing. There are numerous ways it can be incorporated into any workout that can [...]